Schumacher: No Qualifying Change

World Champion Michael Schumacher has urged the sport's leaders not to change the qualifying system again despite public criticism - but not because he himself is a fan of the new format

Schumacher: No Qualifying Change

The new aggregate system, with final qualifying taking place on Sunday morning, has won few fans this year, with television stations and the public feeling it has been a step backwards for the sport.

When asked for his feelings on the current qualifying format, Schumacher said: "It is odd. You can do whatever you want with qualifying and you will always find someone who moans about it. It is impossible to make everyone happy.

"On the other hand, it is always easier to complain than to find something which works. The greatest problem, I think, is that we keep changing the format. That is not good."

Although there has been enough discontent with the new format for a possible change to be talked about, the reality of the situation is that such modifications are unlikely because they would need unanimous support from all the teams, as well as FIA president Max Mosley and F1's commercial rights holder Bernie Ecclestone.

The current arguments over testing and the sport's future, which has left Ferrari alone against the 'Group of Nine', means that unanimity will be virtually impossible to achieve.

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